What does eternal mean?

Definitions for eternal
ɪˈtɜr nleter·nal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ageless, aeonian, eonian, eternal, everlasting, perpetual, unending, unceasingadjective

    continuing forever or indefinitely

    "the ageless themes of love and revenge"; "eternal truths"; "life everlasting"; "hell's perpetual fires"; "the unending bliss of heaven"

  2. endless, eternal, interminableadjective

    tiresomely long; seemingly without end

    "endless debates"; "an endless conversation"; "the wait seemed eternal"; "eternal quarreling"; "an interminable sermon"

Wiktionary

  1. eternaladjective

    Lasting forever; unending.

  2. eternaladjective

    existing outside time; as opposed to sempiternal, existing within time but everlastingly

  3. Etymology: From aeternalis, from aeternus, from aevum.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ETERNALadjective

    Etymology: æternus, Latin.

    The eternal God is thy refuge. Deut. xxxiii. 27.

    It is a question quite different from our having an idea of eternity, to know whether there were any real being, whose duration has been eternal. John Locke.

    Thou know’st that Banquo and his Fleance lives.
    —— But in them nature’s copy’s not eternal. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Burnt off’rings morn and ev’ning shall be thine,
    And fires eternal in thy temple shine. John Dryden, Knight’s Tale.

    Hobbes believed the eternal truths which he opposed. Dryd.

  2. Eternalnoun

    One of the appellations of the Godhead.

    Etymology: eternel, French.

    That law whereby the eternal himself doth work. Richard Hooker.

    The eternal, to prevent such horrid fray,
    Hung out of heav’n his golden scales. John Milton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eternaladjective

    without beginning or end of existence; always existing

  2. Eternaladjective

    without end of existence or duration; everlasting; endless; immortal

  3. Eternaladjective

    continued without intermission; perpetual; ceaseless; constant

  4. Eternaladjective

    existing at all times without change; immutable

  5. Eternaladjective

    exceedingly great or bad; -- used as a strong intensive

  6. Eternalnoun

    one of the appellations of God

  7. Eternalnoun

    that which is endless and immortal

Freebase

  1. Eternal

    Eternal were an English R&B girl group formed in 1992. The group featured two sisters Easther and Vernie Bennett, alongside Kéllé Bryan and Louise Nurding. Eternal became an international success and achieved 15 Top 20 hits in the UK, and have sold around 10 million records worldwide. They were considered Great Britain's answer to the American quartet En Vogue The group released their debut studio album Always & Forever in 1993 which would be the only album that would feature original member Louise Redknapp due to her leaving the group in 1995 to pursue a solo career, the group decided not to replace Redknapp and carried on as a trio. In 1998 Bryan was sacked from the group by the other two members, who cited the reason as "a breakdown in professional relations". The two remaining members carried on as a duo before splitting in 2000.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eternal

    ē-tėr′nal, adj. without beginning or end of existence: everlasting: ceaseless: unchangeable—(arch.) Eterne′.—v.t. Eter′nalise, Eter′nise, to make eternal: to immortalise.—n. Eter′nalist, one who thinks that matter has existed from eternity.—adv. Eter′nally.—n. Eter′nity, eternal duration: the state or time after death.—The Eternal, an appellation of God; The eternities, the eternal reality or truth. [Fr. éternel—L. æternus, æviternusævum—Gr. aion, a period of time, an age.]

Editors Contribution

  1. eternal

    A human being and life that exists for infinity.

    We know life is eternal and we are beings who are and can live life on earth for eternity and be eternal in a form of consciousness and life.


    Submitted by MaryC on May 31, 2020  


  2. eternal

    For a human being to live and exist on earth in their human body being, feeling and manifesting optimum health and youth in their body, brain, consciousness, mind, spirit, soul, subconscious and thoughts for infinity with their souls conscious choice.

    We can choose to remain on earth for eternal time with our souls choice.


    Submitted by MaryC on August 10, 2020  

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Anagrams for eternal »

  1. enteral

  2. teneral

  3. alterne

  4. teleran

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eternal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eternal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of eternal in a Sentence

  1. Buddha:

    Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.

  2. Blaise Pascal:

    The eternal silence of these infinite spaces fills me with dread.

  3. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche:

    There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.

  4. Bertrand Russell:

    A truer image of the world, I think, is obtained by picturing things as entering into the stream of time from an eternal world outside, than from a view which regards time as the devouring tyrant of all that is.

  5. Vincent Van Gogh:

    If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.

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    an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something
    • A. disguise
    • B. equity
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